|Title||Computing Center-Lines: An Application of Vector Field Topology|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2008|
Flow visualization has been a very active subfield of scientific visualization in recent years. From the resulting large variety of methods this paper discusses structure-based techniques. The aim of these approaches is to partition the flow in areas of common behavior. Based on this partitioning, subsequent visualization techniques can be applied. A classification is suggested and advantages/disadvantages of the different techniques are discussed as well.